Burlesque and Comedy to Take Over The Art House This Month

Burlesque and Comedy to Take Over The Art House This Month

As part of his largest lineup of productions yet since taking the helm as The Art House's Producing Artistic Director six years ago, Mark Cortale throws fuel to the blazing lineup of cutting-edge comedy and music already underway at his Provincetown theater with the addition of three more shows opening in late July.

Unitard, the comedy trio returns to Ptown by popular demand with Tard Core! (There Are No Safe Words) - which Time Out NY called "incredibly vicious and relentlessly hilarious" - starring Mike Albo, Nora Burns and David Ilku, directed by Paul Dobie, on July 19 & 20 and September 1 & 2; Idol Worship a one-night-only happening in the form of a chat-variety show premieres on July 25 starring Peaches Christ and Mink Stole; and Burlesque Supertroupe The Atomic Bombshells return to Provincetown celebrating their 10th Anniversary with an all new show entitled Cream from July 28 to August 29.

For tickets and information, visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006.

The comedy trio Unitard is composed of The Combined talents of Mike Albo (former New York Times columnist and author of The Underminer as well as established solo performer), Nora Burns (of the comedy group The Nellie Olesons), and David Ilku (member of the Dueling Bankheads). Their acclaimed show House of Tards, is directed by Paul Dobie, who has worked extensively on Broadway as Assistant Director on Cabaret, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Glengarry Glen Ross, Wicked, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. The trio's newest show premiered at the famed Stonewall Inn, where it played an extended run and then travelled to the Cavern Club Theatre in Los Angeles and the Oasis in San Francisco before returning to the Stonewall Inn. Unitard hails from New York City, and have been called by The Boston Globe calls "A satirical triumph!" and the Village Voice's Michael Musto noted that "This sterling comic trio is a scream." Comedy talents Parker Posey says they're "Crazy talented!" and Sandra Bernhard called their show "Off the Charts funny, brilliant, edgy, scathing, out there. Unitard hits it hard!" Unitard refers to itself as a "wildly twisted, outspoken, fabulous, tested, ready now, comedy group from NYC." For over 15 years the group has performed from in venues and festivals coast to coast in the US as well as Canada and featured on, CNN, Bravo, VH1, Logo TV, and Comedy Central.

In Idol Worship, join hostess Peaches Christ for an intimate, special, one-night-only happening taking the form of a chat / variety show starring living legend and cult film icon Mink Stole. The dynamic duo have been close friends for almost two decades and invite the Ptown audience to enjoy them for this special happening. With interviews, stories shared, anecdotes and live song this will be a wildly entertaining, and uncensored exposé that aspires to be as hilarious as it is revealing. Peaches Christ is an underground drag superstar; emcee, filmmaker, actress, and certified cult leader. Ms. Christ currently resides in San Francisco where her Peaches Christ Productions Company and Midnight Mass movie series are based. "She" is the writer and director of the feature film All About Evil starring Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Dekker, Mink Stole, and Cassandra Peterson. Mink Stole, is an American actress from Baltimore. She began her career working for director John Waters, and has appeared in all of his feature films to date (a distinction shared only with Mary Vivian Pearce and Pat Moran). Because of her work with Waters, she is considered one of the Dreamlanders, Waters' ensemble of regular cast and crew members.

The Atomic Bombshells, Seattle's internationally celebrated burlesque troupe will debut their brand new show Cream that celebrates the feminine form with good humor and style. The group promises a decadent glitter bomb of DRAG-lesque debauchery and a Provincetown experience like no other, or in their words "mix up one part strip show, two spoonfuls of surreal comedic genius, a shake of glittery costume magic, and you get Cream: a rare happening of rich and delicious burlesque, drag, and gender-f*cked cabaret." The troup features Kitten N Lou, (voted #1 Burlesque Artists in the World, Burlesque Top 50), NYC boylesque superstar Mr. Gorgeous (Mr. Exotic World 2015), and the mind-bending artistry of Seattle's award-winning genius dance freak Cherdonna. Prepare to be fully satiated by this delicious must-see cavalcade of internationally celebrated queer fabulosity! Glamorous goddesses, bedazzled boys, and everything in between. Recent press for The Atomic Bombshells has exclaimed: "Come see for yourself how these showstoppers charm the pants off just about anyone... male, female, and everyone in between!" (Seattle Gay News), "A MUST!" (Queerty) "Brilliantly Deranged (Time Out New York) "The wacky love child of vaudeville and club drag" (Australian Stage 2016) "An uncategorizable spectacle!" (The Stranger).

The Art House is Provincetown's premier entertainment venue and Cape Cod's summer home to top Broadway talent, internationally touring cabaret artists, stand-up comics and America's cutting edge drag artists. Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale, The Art House in Provincetown, MA, is the original home to the internationally acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House concert series hosted by Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky, which premiered in 2011. The Broadway @ series also premiered in 2013 in New Orleans, in Australia (Sydney & Melbourne) with Megan Mullally and in London's West End with Patti LuPone at the Leicester Square Theater. The series has since travelled to Chicago @ The Steppenwolf, Beverly Hills @ The Wallis, New Orleans @ The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), Fort Lauderdale @ The Parker Playhouse, San Francisco @ The Nourse Theatre, Arizona @ Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Las Vegas @ The Smith Center, and Sarasota @ The Van Wezel among other cities. Other artists who have participated in the series include Chita Rivera, Sutton Foster, Neil Patrick Harris, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Darren Criss, Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson, Gavin Creel and many other stars of stage and screen. If you're looking for "what to do on Cape Cod" this summer, The Art House season is music and comedy entertainment not to be missed! Info at markcortalepresents.com.


Mark Cortale Presents:


Tard Core

Starring Mike Abo, Nora Burns and David Ilku

Directed by Paul Dobie

July 19 & 20 @ 9:30pm

September 1 & 2 @ 9:30pm

For tickets and information, visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006.


July 25 @ 9:00pm

Hosted by Peaches Christ

Starring Mink Stole

For tickets and information, visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006.



July 29 - August 29

Saturdays @ 9:30pm, Sundays - Tuesdays @ 8:00pm

For Tickets and information, visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006.

At The Art House

The Art House is located at 214 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657. The Art House is wheelchair accessible.

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